Come and explore Broadway Museum and Art Gallery
Tudor House was purpose built in the 17th century as a coaching inn to serve the Ludlow to London route. It has been extended and adapted over the years but still retains original features and architectural flourishes reflecting trends of the passing eras. The house has been through many phases. It has served as a farmstead and a private residence. For 80 years, it was the headquarters for H.W Keil Ltd, a renowned leading dealers in antique furniture. It is now one of the only 17th century buildings in Broadway that you can see inside and explore. Since 2013 it has been home to Broadway Museum and Art Gallery.
The Museum explores the heritage and history of Broadway village and tells the story of it’s success through the wool trade and the popularity of the village with travellers and artists. The unique collection includes paintings, porcelain and artefacts curated by the Ashmolean in Oxford, and the furniture has been selected from the Keil’s Antiques Collection. The local exhibits are ever evolving.
The Museum is now the home of the work of internationally renowned artist Willard Wigan MBE who creates the world’s smallest works of arts. A self-taught artist, his incredible micro sculptures are celebrated in the Guinness Book of World Records. Some of the sculptures are smaller than a grain of sand and invisible to the naked eye. The needles are therefore, presented in microscopes for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the Artist Colony display, curated by Karen Bloch. This exhibition, in partnership with the Broadway Arts Festival, explores the beautiful artworks which were painted in Broadway and the artists who were inspired by the beauty of the village and its surrounding countryside.
Our top floor is dedicated to our Art Department for teaching classes and exhibiting local artists.
Broadway Museum and Art Gallery is a community venture. In addition to the partnership with the Ashmolean in Oxford and the Keil family the museum’s trustees have been supported by local organisations, businesses and residents to transform an historic building in a beautiful Cotswold village into an independent museum.
18th century room at Ashmolean Mesuem Broadway in the Cotswolds taken 23rd October 2016. #theta360 #theta360uk – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
Images by Roger Parsons, Copyright 2017
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Open seven days a week.
Last admission 4.30pm February to October, 3.30pm November to December.
We provide guided tours of the house and the displays for booked Groups of 10+ at a discounted price:
Please contact the House Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to book in advance.
We can also cater for other subjects – please contact the House Manager in advance to discuss these bespoke requests.
By Car – Broadway village is off the A44 between Stow-on-the-Wold and Evesham approaching from the South and off the A44 just after Evesham travelling from Worcester or the M5 junction 6 from the North. Broadway is approximately 1 hour from Oxford, 30 minutes from Cheltenham, 40 minutes from the M5 and 15 minutes from Evesham.
There are 650 spaces in 3 car parks in Broadway. For more information follow the link
By Train – closest stations are Evesham, Honeybourne or Moreton In Marsh on the London to Hereford line (FGW). Oxford to Honeybourne is a 50 minute rail journey. Buses run from Cheltenham to Broadway. The London to Cheltenham route is most helpful for a bus connection.
Become a Friend, make a donation, or become a Benefactor of Broadway Museum and Art Gallery. Broadway Museum and Art Gallery Friends play an active role in the museum’s success.
For more information, pop in and see us or call 01386 859047.
Broadway Museum and Art Gallery relies on a dedicated team of volunteers who make a huge contribution to the museum and its visitor services. Are you able to spare some time? With full training provided, we are looking for volunteers to join our friendly and dynamic front of house team.
We are also on the lookout for volunteers who may be able offer support in fundraising and marketing.